again, who is saying it's nobody's fault?
the defense screwed up. no one is saying they didn't (except for maybe pffl, but whatever...).
the defense is screwing up because they lost 3 starters. 2 of them are pro bowl caliber and you don't just go and throw someone in from your (or anyone's) bench and expect the same type performance. there's going to be a drop off. a significant one.
what can you do, though? crap happened that was unexpected. they did a lot to make the team better personnel-wise, esp. on offense and for the long term.
on defense they were counting on beason being the backbone of the defense (which he should have been) and having TD come back and play at a high level. they tried to hedge their bets by bringing in a couple LBs, one of them was a pretty respectable one (Gaither) and started off the season with LB being one of their deeper positions.
they may not have done everything that people wanted at DT, but to say they didn't address it is a fallacy. they brought in a solid vet who was known for his durability and they drafted 2 DTs with their 2nd and 3rd pick. they were planning on being able to use these guys in a rotation, but the DT that they brought in got hurt and put on IR...just like their two star LBs.
they've been struggling all year to compensate and it hasn't worked. odds were against them making it happen anyway with having a young team, new coaching staff, system, and a massive lack of offseason. those aren't excuses. those are realities.
they failed to make lemons into lemonade.
you want someone to blame...keep looking. maybe you'll find someone, but i guarantee you it won't make it any better for you. you're still going to be pissed. what do you want? heads to roll? that ain't going to happen, at least not right now and if they did roll it still wouldn't make things better right now. they'd still be losing right now and you'd still be pissed.
call them excuses or reasons or whatever you want, but there was crap that happened and the reality of the situation is that those things caused the defense as it is right now to suck. since the defense sucks so bad, we are losing games.
here's the thing. this isn't the end. this is the beginning of a rebuild that no one thought was going to be pretty considering the direction we were going and the shape we were in after the much needed demolition last year. next year will be better.
if you don't think that matters or you don't believe it, then your helpless and the best thing for you to do is just walk away because the alternative is just going to be you being perpetually pissed over something that is far beyond your control and over things that you won't get the satisfactory answer(s) you are hoping for.
I usually agree with you b